The Olympic Dreams project started in Japan. The judo team has already arrived in the country

The new – already seventh – stage of Olympic Dreams started in Japan. It began with young Ukrainian athletes and their coaches visiting the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan. At the meeting, together with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, Sergiy Korsunsky and the management of the All Japan Judo Federation, the young athletes discussed their training plans and plans for their further stay in the country.

"The team of Ukrainian judokas has fulfilled their dream - they will train for 3 weeks in Japan, the homeland of judo. Thanks to the support of the Japanese side and the partners of the project, Ukrainian athletes from the affected Gostomel, Bucha and Irpin will be able to prepare for future competitions in safe conditions, without shelling and air raids, - noted Oleksandra Novikova, co-founder of the Charity Fund "The Future for Children", Head of the project. "This is the main goal of Olympic Dreams - to preserve and strengthen the Olympic Reserve of Ukraine."

The project team thanks the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Vadym Gutzeit, the President of the Judo Federation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Koshlyak, the Head coach of the National Judo National Team of Ukraine, Vitalii Dubrov, the President of the National Olympic Committee of the Kyiv Regional Branch Igor Malinsky, the Patron of the Future Foundation for Children Anatoly Boyko, to the secretary of the Irpin City Council, Anzhela Makeeva, to the Major of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alena Pavlova-Fedchenko.

Before starting training, young judokas had already visited the Museum of the Olympic Games and the Museum of the First Kodokan Judo School. Three more bright weeks ahead!

We will remind you that the project of international sports camps, Olympic Dreams, has been implemented by the Charity Fund "The Future - Children" for over a year and a half. During this time, the format of sports camps was successfully implemented in 5 countries: in the spring of 2022 - in Israel, in the summer of 2022 in Greece, in the winter and spring of 2023 - on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, in the summer of 2023 - in Spain, in the fall of 2023 - in Slovakia. The project was supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the NOC of Ukraine of the Kyiv region, the Judo Federation of Ukraine, the City Council of Irpin and several embassies of the host countries.

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